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Further broadcasts from the analogue sound-worlds of Variant, the more ambient project of Stephen Hitchell aka Intrusion, Phase90, Radius and half of cv313 alongside Rod Modell. Thru The Cosmos is a series of pieces for modular synth, though perigee and apogee contain no look-at-me synth heroics whatsoever: this is deep, subtle, space-drift music, each piece stretching out over a full hour. Double CD on echospace [detroit].

CD £21.99 TTC-CD-2

2CD on echospace [detroit]. Packaged in an eco-friendly dual digipak w/ custom photo print cover. Housed in imported Japanese poly sleeve.

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Thru The Cosmos [perigee / apogee] by Variant
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8/10 Clinton 20 December 2016

I'm not sure what you are planning over the festive period but I'm thinking about getting lost on a big hill. I did it last year and had a whale of a time. I always think that these Variant albums are the perfect soundtrack to getting terribly lost on some massive mountain. Variant is of course one of the many alter egos of joint king of dub techno Steve Hitchell.  Here he produces a two CD opus which stretches to over an hour of subtle constantly evolving space music.

This kind of churning bliss is so immersive that you forget that time is continuing to move past. I was seven minutes into whatever massive monolith was on CD2 before I realised that I'd missed CD1 out completely. Sounds were cascading around my ears like huge waves of molten steel. This is hissy atmospheric bliss with nothing even approaching a beat. Dub techno with the 'techno' removed....and the 'dub'. Totally marvellous and will chill you to the bone. Just piut it on and be swept away to a totally different world.

There's loads more things out on echospace [detroit] this week. This music takes the sort of time we don't have but trust us that this is essential drift atmospherics. 


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